• Ohio State Experts Offer Tips on Best Management Practices to Keep Phosphorus on the Field, Improve Water Quality

    Ohio State Experts Offer Tips on Best Management Practices to Keep Phosphorus on the Field, Improve Water Quality

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Growers wanting to increase crop yields while helping to improve Ohio’s water quality can do so using a set of best management practices when applying fertilizer to their fields this fall, according to a group of agronomists and agricultural engineers with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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  • Ohio State’s Agricultural Fertilizer Program Helps Farmers Keep Phosphorus on Fields, Improve Water Quality

    Ohio State’s Agricultural Fertilizer Program Helps Farmers Keep Phosphorus on Fields, Improve Water Quality

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is ramping up its efforts to improve Ohio’s water quality through a new fertilizer applicator certification training program that’s designed to help growers increase crop yields using less fertilizer more efficiently, thus reducing the potential for phosphorus runoff into the state’s watersheds.

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  • Ohio State Research: Fat in Avocado Helps Body Absorb, Convert Vitamin A Nutrients

    Ohio State Research: Fat in Avocado Helps Body Absorb, Convert Vitamin A Nutrients

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The type of fat in avocados not only helps the body absorb carotenoids such as beta-carotene, but it also helps convert them to vitamin A -- a vital function that could reduce severe vitamin A deficiencies in the developing world.

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  • Ohio State College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Receives Record $7 million gift

    Ohio State College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Receives Record $7 million gift

    Columbus, Ohio—A $7 million estate gift from the late Delma Roush will establish the Delma L. Roush Scholarship Fund in support of students in Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). The gift is a record donation to the college.

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Farm to School Workshop is Dec. 5
YELLOW SPRNGS, Ohio – As efforts continue to expand the successful Farm to School Program, which works to connect food producers and school districts to provide fresh, local foods to students, a workshop Dec. 5 can provide farmers and school districts information on how to get started.
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